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King Wah Restaurant

Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 7566
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Ranked #10 of 41 restaurants in Paihia
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Seafood, Hong Kong
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
Description: Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Paihia dining scene for many years.
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
Description: Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Paihia dining scene for many years.
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

After a long afternoon out on the water dolphin cruising in the Bay of Islands and out to Hole in the Rock, it was cold and we needed hot food. We were a little early for their opening time, but they still accommodated us wonderfully. We enjoyed a buffet dinner that was more than adequately and quite reasonably priced for... More

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Dory & Chips for $8! My husband insisted on going back two nights in a row. The fish was beautiful. We had chinese dishes to take away which were very nice too.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

dinner buffet is very nice, oysters is fresh and big, only things is if do not eat at same time as tour group,

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We only wish we had tried King Wah earlier on during our visit to Paihia. Following a fishing trip, the skipper let us know that king Wah would cook for us the kingfish we had caught on the trip. For a very reasonable cost, we rolled up the following night (group of 4) and enjoyed a feast of sashimi, sweet... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We ate from the buffet at $27.50 per head The choice was amazing fresh oysters mussels and salads then the buffet all very fresh and dessert to follow service very friendly and efficient

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Kerikeri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Excellent buffet and great value for money with friendly helpful service. We go their regularly when going to or from Opua and also for special occassions.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Always nice to find a buffet while travelling. For $27.50 per person we had a choice of cold food that consisted of pacific oysters, shrimps, mussels and salads, then the hot foods that were a selection of asian and indian dishes. Everything I tried was yummy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

While the quality of the food was ordinary, avoid this place at all costs on the buffet night. They want you to order the buffet so they double the price of the a la carte menu to make your choice easier. If you insist on freshly cooked food, you will pay fairly high prices for very ordinary food. We're still... More

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Bateau Bay, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a buffet style restaurant. There is a wide range of food including oysters and other seafoods for entree.The dishes are replenished on a regular basis and so is always fresh. At $27.50 each it is good value in this location.

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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Fabulous lunch with friends, not many customers in the restaurant altho' I enjoyed my lunch of 1 dozen pacific oysters, they were absolutely divine........... huge, fatt and only for the serious oyster eaters of the world! A must on your restaurant eat-outs in Paihia....... a certain return here soon!

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